A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.966 East, latitude -6.2308 South, depth = 59.45 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:52:43 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.45 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 11:52:43 / March 23, 2018 @ 11:52 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000d7yv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d7yv. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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